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Ángel S. Freire


Languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Assistant: Belén García (garcia@araozyrueda.com)

Practice areas

Dispute Resolution

Professional career

Ángel S. Freire, Araoz & Rueda Partner since 2023, joined the firm as an associate in 2013. He started his career in 2008 in the Paris office of the law firm J.A. Cremades y Asociados, moving to the Madrid office of this firm in 2009.

Ángel specializes in Dispute Resolution, particularly in the area of arbitration, acting as counsel, arbitrator and administrative secretary in several arbitration proceedings in diverse jurisdictions and languages, both ad hoc and administered by international institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and national institutions, such as the Madrid Arbitration Court (CAM), the Civil and Commercial Court of Arbitration (CIMA), the Asociación para el Ejercicio de la Mediación y el Arbitraje (ASEMARB) and the Chambre de Comerce et d’Industrie de Paris (CCIP). He has also experience in mediation before the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR).

Vice President of the Spanish National Committee of the International Association for Lawyers (UIA) and responsible of the Mentoring Programme.


  • Graduated in International Law from L’Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris (2008).
  • J.D. from Universidad de Sevilla (2008).

Relevant Operations



The EMEA Legal 500 2022

Araoz & Rueda has considerable experience handling post-acquisition and shareholder disputes, and its energy-sector expertise is also of note. Eduardo de León leads the team and is active in domestic litigation and arbitration, and is also well versed in administrative law and proceedings. Ángel Freire specialises in domestic and international arbitration and is a name to note at the senior associate level.

The EMEA Legal 500 2019

The ‘hands-on team’ at Araoz & Rueda specializes in international commercial arbitration. The practice is best known for handling disputes arising from energy projects, with particular experience in expropriation proceedings linked to the development of new infrastructures, as well as matters involving mining operations. Eduardo de León and Alejandro Fernández de Araoz lead the team, which has ‘a level of knowledge and expertise that is excellent’. Also notable is senior associate Ángel Sánchez-Freire, who is ‘a rising star in arbitration’.


“Los recelos sobre el arbitraje de inversiones”

Publication: Cinco Días (daily economic newspaper)
Authors: Ángel S. Freire
December 2016

“España y Portugal: arbitration user friendly”

Publication: Actualidad - Economía Ibérica (magazine of the Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Luso-Espanhola)
Authors: Ángel S. Freire (in collaboration with the Portuguese lawyer, Iñaki Carrera)
November 2015

“Arbitration: General overview and new developments in Spain”

Publication: Arbitration World 5th Edition
Authors: Clifford Hendel and Ángel S. Freire
October 2015


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